Sarah Dry is a writer and historian of science. Her most recent book, Waters of the World: The Story of the Scientists Who Unravelled the Mysteries of Our Seas, Glaciers and Atmosphere and Made the Planet Whole, is a history of Earth’s climate in six remarkable lives. It was selected on Five Books as one of the five best science books of 2019. She has also written a biography of Marie Curie and The Newton Papers: The Strange and True Odyssey of Isaac Newton’s Manuscripts. She is a trustee of the Oxford Trust.
Books by Sarah Dry
Interviews with Sarah Dry
Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World
by Katharine Hayhoe
Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future
by Elizabeth Kolbert
Owls of the Eastern Ice
by Jonathan Slaght
How to Blow Up a Pipeline
by Andreas Malm
Electrify: An Optimist's Playbook for Our Clean Energy Future
by Saul Griffith
From the power of the individual to effect change to the large-scale government interventions needed, are we close to a tipping point in our efforts to combat climate change? Just in time to get up to speed for COP26, here’s a selection of the best climate books of 2021, selected for us by historian of climate science, Sarah Dry.
In an age when we all need to work together to slow down climate change, which books are the most effective in spurring us to action? Historian of science Sarah Dry, author of Waters of the World, recommends some of the best and most important climate books of 2019.
Interviews where books by Sarah Dry were recommended
The Moon: A History for the Future
by Oliver Morton
The Second Kind of Impossible: The Extraordinary Quest for a New Form of Matter
by Paul J. Steinhardt
The Snow Leopard Project: And Other Adventures in Warzone Conservation
by Alex Dehgan
The Gendered Brain
by Gina Rippon
Waters of the World
by Sarah Dry
It’s been another fabulous year for science books that make important scientific developments accessible to a general audience. Barbara Kiser, Books & Arts Editor at Nature, talks us through her favourite science books of 2019.